I took my camera to work on Tuesday in order to take pictures at lunchtime – the first time I have ever done that since working in an office. It was a fabulous fall day: blue sky, strong yellowish sunlight, warm and a slower pace.
I really like this view of the back wall of the Odeon Theatre, a movie house which fronts on Yates Street and backs onto Johnson Street, on the fringes of downtown Victoria. The new colour of the building is striking, and at first glance the reflections from the office across the street look as if windows have been set into this otherwise rather bleak facade.
This part of town has been transformed in the past few years with the removal of older, small or moderate sized buildings (mostly of indifferent design). They have been replaced with larger glass-coated and sometimes interesting structures. When I worked in an office on this corner 10 years ago, there were no reflections like this as there was no glass high enough to do the job. And so the Odeon, unchanged for decades, nevertheless has acquired a facelift via the changing environment.